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Table 1.

Energy demand of water treatment from different sources.

Energy demands for water treatment (kWh/m3)Type of water source
0.05–0.37 Conventional water supply from surface water 
0.19–0.58 Water supply from groundwater 
0.26–2.60 Brackish water desalination 
1.15–2.00 Potable water reuse application schemes with advanced treatment process (technology practiced for more than 50 years) 
3.70–4.40 Seawater water desalination 
Energy demands for water treatment (kWh/m3)Type of water source
0.05–0.37 Conventional water supply from surface water 
0.19–0.58 Water supply from groundwater 
0.26–2.60 Brackish water desalination 
1.15–2.00 Potable water reuse application schemes with advanced treatment process (technology practiced for more than 50 years) 
3.70–4.40 Seawater water desalination 

Source: Authors based in Horstmeyer et al. (2017).

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